Lea County, Hobbs subsidy payments for Houston flights to continue

New Mexico
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The city of Hobbs and Lea County will subsidize United Airlines to maintain flight service to Houston. 

According to the Hobbs News Sun, the county approved a memo of understanding last week agreeing that United will provide regular jet service between the Lea County Regional Airport in Hobbs and Houston’s George Bush Airport. 

It requires subsidy payments from the county and the city of Hobbs totaling $2.3 million. 

The amount of subsidy is based on the percentage of seats filled. 

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